Elizabeth Schneider joined the Alliance in the Spring of 2005 as vice president of state advocacy and outreach. In that position, she has worked to help deepen the Alliance’s understanding of state and local high school reform, expand relationships with state and local reform leaders, and connect local, state and federal policy conversations around secondary school improvement. From March 2009 to January 2010, she served as the Alliance’s interim vice president for policy.
Ms. Schneider currently serves as the Alliance’s chief of staff and senior vice president for strategic initiatives.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Ms. Schneider served as executive director of the Southern Governors’ Association for ten years where she guided the development and advocacy of regional policy recommendations on federal issues, multi-state efforts to address regional challenges, and an an active leadership forum for the governors of sixteen states and two U.S. territories. Previously, she worked as a senior legislative assistant to Senator Howell Heflin (AL).
Ms. Schneider graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Birmingham Southern College with a BA in English and has done graduate work in English at Georgetown University. She is an active member of the George Mason Elementary and George Washington Middle School Parent Teacher Associations in Alexandria, Virginia.